Vaccine hesitancy now greatest threat in overcoming Covid pandemic: Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla on Wednesday Tweeted “vaccine hesitancy is now the greatest threat in overcoming this pandemic”. This comes on a day when the health ministry report mentioned India has administered over 114 crore vaccines. Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted that the vaccine industry has worked tirelessly to provide enough stocks for … Read more

Assam Rifles nab two PLA, KCP militants in Manipur

The Assam Rifles, along with the Manipur Police, apprehended two militants belonging to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) on Tuesday night. The militants were handed over to Nambol and Irilbung police station for further investigation. Days after five of its members were killed in an ambush in Manipur, the Assam … Read more

New Zealand includes Covishield, Covaxin in list of 8 recognized vaccines

New Zealand has decided to include two anti-Covid-19 vaccines — Covishield, developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin in the list of eight recognised vaccines. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi wrote, “In a positive decision, NZ includes Covishield and Covaxin in the … Read more

Vir Das blasted online for viral ‘2 Indias’ monologue. Ticket to earn money, says Internet

Comedian Vir Das found himself on the receiving end of social media after his latest performance in the US during which he said, “I come from two Indias.” A video of his performance at the John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC was shared on YouTube by the comedian on Monday, which swiftly went viral … Read more

Delhi Air Pollution: People sitting in 5-star hotels blame farmers, but ignore firecrackers, says SC

“People sitting in 5, 7-star hotels in Delhi criticise how they [farmers] contribute to pollution. Have you seen their earnings per land holding?” Chief Justice of India NV Ramana asked. The Supreme Court said that people in Delhi sit in 5- and 7-star hotels and blame farmers for pollution. (Representative image) A Supreme Court bench, … Read more

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: Covid report, vaccine certificates must as pilgrimage set to reopen after 20 months

Ahead of the reopening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for “Holy Darshan” on Wednesday, India and Pakistan have agreed to allow only fully vaccinated individuals to undertake the pilgrimage. This means that all pilgrims will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report and Covid-19 vaccination certificates. The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in … Read more